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JAMM Album Release Party
May 3rd, 6-8pm at Riverbend Elementary. Musical performances, dance party, face painting, musical petting zoo, bake sale and dessert auction!
Cocoa and Books Family Library Night
Join us for a special Cocoa and Books Family Library Night. Thursday, January 18th from 6-7pm in the library.
Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School
No School Monday January 16, 2017.
Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23 there will be no school due to spring break. Enjoy your break. We will see you back at school Monday, March 27th.
Art Night/Oscar Night & Ballroom Dancing Presentation
Join us Thursday, March 15 from 5:30-7:00pm. Students art will be displayed and we will have our Family Library Night as well.
From 6:30-7 enjoy our 3rd-5th presentation of Ballroom Dance that they have been working so hard on!
Come enjoy an evening of fun and art!
Year Books For Sale
Buy your students' 2016/2017 Glacier Valley Year Book today!!

Cost: $15/each

Extra forms available in the office.
Year books will be on sale until May 26th.
Last Day of Jumping Bears
Tuesday, Dec. 4th 2:30-3:30pm
Science Night, March 9th.
Please come! Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm at Glacier Valley.

See student exhibits and watch the bridge building competition from 5:30-6:00.

Doors to activities open at 6:00. Conduct experiments, explore with robots, and meet with

scientists form around town.
2nd-5th Grade J.A.M.M Sharing
Join us Wednesday, February 1st from 3:30-4:30 in the gym. 2nd-5th grade J.A.M.M. students will be sharing what they have learned in string sectionals, music technology, ukulele, and movement and musical theater.
First Day of School 1st-5th Grade
Monday, August 20th! We look forward to seeing you then.
Family Library Night
Thursday, May 4th from 6-7pm
Special Harry Potter Family Library Night
Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Cost: Now-end of school year - $10

Extra order envelopes can be found in the office.
2nd Annual Family Dance
Join us Friday, March 29th from 6-7pm for our 2nd Annual Family Dance!

A lite dinner will be served from 6-7pm.
Silent dessert auction will be held from 6-7:45.

There will be dancing and games! Please plan to join us for an evening of fun!

Proceeds will help us keep our yearbook costs lower for our families.
JAMM Informance
Join us Wednesday, March 14th from 3:30-4:30pm for our JAMM Informance.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL
No school March 2-3, 2017. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be taking place.
Please be in contact with your students teacher for conference times.
Student Art Show
Thursday April 6th, from 5:30-7:00pm. Come and check out art work that students have been working on throughout the year!
Family Movie Night
Join us April 7th from 6-8pm at school for a Movie Night! We will be watching Moana!

Suggested Donation: $10/Family

Concessions will also be available for additional costs.
Family Library Night
Final Family Library Night for the school year Thursday, May 3rd 5:00-7:00 pm. Scholastic BOGO Fair.
1st Grade Violin Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 11th 9:45am
Family Library Night - Cocoa and Books
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Come in your pj's, bring a blanket, stuffed animal and a good book to read! Cocoa will be provided.
Mini Mall Family Library Night
Join us as we have our Book Fair Library Night! We will also a few local vendors in the library for your to browse as well. We are so excited and can't wait to see you all there! Bring your friends!

Thursday March 2nd 6-7pm
Classroom Supply Lists
Friday Fun Night
Friday, Decmeber 7th from 6:00-7:30pm there will be a Friday fun night!

Cost is $5 per student (pre-k through 2nd grade students MUST have an adult with them for the evening).

Concessions will also be for sale.
Disney Family Library Night
Join us Thursday, December 7th from 6:00-7:00pm for a Disney themed evening of library fun.
2nd-5th Grade J.A.M.M. will resume regular schedule Wednesday, January 11th.

1st grade JAMM will resume regular schedule Tuesday, January 18th.
Winter Break
The final day of the first semester is Friday, Dec. 21st. School will start again on Monday, Jan. 7th.
Treasure Store
GV will be having their annual Treasure Store to allow students a chance to shop for their family members. Students will take turns shopping on the morning of Friday, Dec. 21st.
GV is in need of donated items for the Treasure Store, especially items appropriate for dads and moms.
GV is also in need of volunteers to help organize and set up the store and help students select gifts for their families. If you are able to help in anyway, please email Jacqui Tingey at
Family "I SPY" Night
Join us in the GV gym for a night of learning, fun, and pizza for the whole family. The "Brain Lady" is back to teach us tools for self regulation. We will be making "I SPY" bottles, so don't miss out!
Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6:00-7:30 pm.
Spelling Bee
Monday, January 29th at 1pm in the commons.
Help Wanted
Books And Cocoa Library Night
Family Library Night 
Thursday, January 30th, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Come enjoy a night with your family at this month’s Library Night. Come dressed in your pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, etc., drink cocoa, snuggle and read some books together
Treasure Store

Year-End Recognitions & Thank You's

about 1 month ago

Glacier Valley Families-

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived!  9 months have passed very quickly! 


The year’s end always brings with it a tremendous sense of achievement.  So many things have been accomplished this year! Our students have been involved in an extraordinary number of activities such as Science Night, Harvest Carnival, Family Movie Nights, Art Night and our first Multicultural Celebration.  Of course, we should not forget the learning which has taken place during the year.  Throughout all of these activities our students have demonstrated great character!


I would like to recognize our staff for their countless hours before, during, and after school. What an amazing and extremely committed group to work with! I am impressed every day by their dedication and grit.



Thank you to our wonderful Parent Group members who have contributed to our school in so many wonderful ways. Without our Parent Group, there wouldn’t have been the Treasure Store, Spirit Gear, the End-of-the-Year picnic and many of the family nights that were provided throughout the school year. Without our Parent Group, Glacier Valley would not be the place that it is.


To our 5th graders – congratulations on your promotion.  The Glacier Valley staff wish you all the best as you move to middle school.  If this is your last child to leave Glacier Valley, the staff would like to thank you for your support and for the guidance that you have provided for your child(ren).  We look forward to hearing from the graduates in the future and we hope that each of them will have gained a firm foundation for their education while at Glacier Valley.  


On behalf of the staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy summer and we look forward to seeing everyone upon our return for the 2016-17 school year.


Lucy Potter, Principal


Kindergarten Registration
Do you have a child turning 5 before Sept 1?
If so, come in Thursday, April 13th between 1-5pm to register your student!
Friday Fun Night
Join us Friday October 13th, from 6-7:30pm for a Friday Fun Night with a "STEAM" twist.

Activities include ChromeBooks, iPads, engineering activities, art stations, snap circuits, and a makerspace.

Pre-K through 2nd grade students must have an adult attend with them.

Cost is $5 per student.

Concessions will also be for sale.
1st Grade Winter Concert
Join us Friday, December 15th in the gym from 1:45-2:15 as the 1st graders share what they've been learning with us.
Classroom/School Supply Lists
Classroom lists and school supply lists can be found on the front doors of the school.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Join us in celebrating our teachers May 7th-11th. Let's show them how much we appreciate all they do for our children and the school as a whole.
Photo Retakes and Makeups
Wednesday Oct. 11th.

If you have any questions about your pictures or packets please call Campus Photography at 789-7486
President's Day - No School
No school Monday, February 20, 2017.
School Open House
Join us Wednesday, September 13th from 5-6:30pm.

Classrooms will be open, come meet with teachers and see your students classroom.

Spirit gear will also be for sale!
JAMM Winter Informance
Join us Wednesday, December 13th from 3:30-4:30 as our JAMM students share with us all they have been learning.
Classroom Assignments
Friday August 17th at 4pm student's classroom lists will be posted on the front doors of the school. (Please know that classroom assignments will NOT be available until they are posted on the front doors)
Spirit Gear Sale!

Thank You for Your Service at Glacier Valley

about 1 month ago

A Word from Mrs. Potter...

Glacier Valley Families-

I wanted to take a minute to recognize some of our Glacier Valley staff members who will be leaving us at the end of the school year. All four have been an intricate part of our Glacier Valley team. If you see them in our hallways, please take a moment to say “thank you” for their dedication in educating our children.


JoAnn Steininger: Kindergarten Teacher

After 18 years of teaching at Glacier Valley, Mrs. Steininger will retire at the end of the year. She has not only been a kindergarten teacher but a treasured colleague.  JoAnn’s dedication to our students, depth of knowledge, passion for teaching, and tireless advocacy for kinders and their families will certainly be missed. We wish JoAnn well in her newest adventures and all of us would like to say “thank you” for her years of dedicated service. Starting next school year without JoAnn will leave a deep hole that will be hard to fill.


Janalynn Doten-Ferguson: 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Ferguson has been with Glacier Valley for 14 years. During her time here, she has taught 4th grade as well as 2nd.  Her compassion for children and ability to foster deep relationships has been an amazing asset for all of Glacier Valley. Janalynn is always willing to share her excitement for learning with students and colleagues. Thank you Mrs. Ferguson for your commitment to Glacier Valley and enjoy the treasured time with your family.


Cindle Stolarik: K/1 Special Education Teacher

Ms. Stolarik has been at Glacier Valley for 6 years.  During her tenure here, she taught in the DEC program as well as in the K/1 Resource classroom. Cindle’s expert ability to build academic confidence and self-esteem in young students is remarkable.  During her small group instruction, she found ways to make learning fun and engaging. Her tireless dedication to her students will be hard to replace. Glacier Valley wishes her the best of luck in her move back to Michigan!


Elizabeth Barry: 4th/5th Multiage classroom

Although Ms. Barry has only been with us for two years, she has become an integral part of the Glacier Valley staff. Her easy going attitude and ability to jump right in has made her a true team member. Liz is appreciated for her willingness to problem solve and foster relationships with her students. She has been an important piece of helping us meet our intermediate student’s social and emotional needs. Thank you Ms. Barry and best of luck in your move!


Lucy Potter, Glacier Valley Principal


No JAMM the week of December 19th . JAMM will resume regular schedule after winter break.
School Pictures
School Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th.

Multicultural Day: April 29

about 1 month ago

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Multicultural Day At Glacier Valley:

We will be having a Multicultural Day on April 29th to celebrate our students and the many different cultures that make Glacier Valley the wonderful place that it is. Students are welcome to wear clothing that represents their heritage. As a culminating activity, all students will gather for short presentations in the gym. Each grade level will host an activity that represents a country from around the world.
Thank you for helping your child share your family's culture with the school.
~Mrs. Potter
This event occurs on a single day.


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School Supply List
PreK Supply List
GV Beginners' Chess Club
Glacier Valley Beginners’ Chess Club

Who: Open to all 2nd - 4th graders

Limits: First Come-First Serve - (ONLY 16 spaces available) - Applications at office

What: Learn the basics of chess and play with schoolmates. For serious students who want to learn the game. No experience needed, commitment required.

When : January 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31; February 2/7, 2/14, 2/28; March 3/7, 3/14, 3/28

Time: 2:30 - 3:30; Tuesdays

Where: Glacier Valley - Room 147 (Mr. Wyatt’s room)

Method: We will be using the No Stress Chess method and videos produced by Howcast

Cost: $10 for just membership or $20 if you want a chess board after the club ends.